Russia seizes large amounts of US & UK weapons in Ukraine


The Russian military said on Friday it had seized a large cache of Western-supplied weapons inside of Ukraine.The cache included American-made FGM-148 Javelin and British-made MBT NLAW anti-tank missiles, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The two fire-and-forget missile systems have been a key part of Western aid supplied to Ukraine in recent years, intended to be a soft defense against Russia’s considerable armored forces. Biden said in January that he had already sent $600 million in aid to Ukraine, which was just a drop in the bucket of shipments sent since 2014.

However, the NLAWs only arrived last month as part of a rushed shipment amid tense negotiations between Russia and NATO.

NATO said on Friday it would continue to provide “practical assistance” to Ukraine and called on other states to do the same. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that would include air defense systems.